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Maldives

Teaching Profession

The need for competent teachers who can provide relevant education besides the need for trained teachers in general continues to be acute as evidenced by the fact that in 1999, only 63 percent of primary school teachers were formally trained. Furthermore, trained local teachers are particularly needed to reduce the costs of hiring expatriate teachers and paying for teacher training abroad. In 2001 there were approximately 1,814 female and 1,086 male teachers serving the nation.


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Education Encyclopedia - StateUniversity.comGlobal Education ReferenceMaldives - History Background, Constitutional Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary Primary Education, Secondary Education - NONFORMAL EDUCATION, SUMMARY